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Manar added a discussion to the group Hero Daydreams

hero day dreams

Ive made up this whole charcter with powers like telekensis, telepathy and mind control. it was hugely inspired by DC comics when I was a kid and as I grew older I modified the charcter. the charcter has a dark past and tries to do good but sometimes strays from that path.anyway Im glad i found this group seems like heroism is a common theme when it comes to mdSee More
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Hero Daydreams

For people have daydreams that have something to do with heros.If you want you can write down your characters, powers(if they have them),and the plot of your MD story.See More
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will I survive med school?

hey there, Im kinda new here or at least Ive never posted anything but Ive been feeling quite anxious recently so Ill share a little bit of my worries in this blog post. okay so I just finished high school successfully which suprised me the most, I thought id at least get one bad grade but my grades were the opposite of that. so other than having a mental breakdown and skipping a useless exam, my senior year went by well...academically. Because of that I was accepted into a med school that I…See More
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Manar replied to Drift-Away's discussion Advice on how to become more socially confident.
"I totally agree with you, you seem to know a lot about this.  Ive been thinking of why I have md too but I can never get to a definitive answer... Ive never suffered of a huge trauma that would do this so I just feel ungrateful to my real life,…"
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Manar replied to Drift-Away's discussion Advice on how to become more socially confident.
"hey im 17 and I day dream a lot but somehow Im still an extrovert? so I dont really have problems with the social part of my life. I just think its great that youre trying your best, Id just say to try to get out of your comfort zone a little and to…"
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Manar replied to Juliana Rose's discussion Weird withdrawls
"hey im sorry youre finding this sohard im going to uni by september and there was a chance  that id have a room mate so i freaked out xD anyway turns out ill be living alone after all, which was a relief so I kinda understand what youre feeling…"
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Filly replied to Silver Swan's discussion Why MDD doesn't help with relationships
"Silver swan Try ballroom dance lessons"
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Filly replied to Silver Swan's discussion Why MDD doesn't help with relationships
"He has never had a long relationship saying he got mad after three months max. I think he could now have a relationship but his life style won't support it. Hes on the road 40 days at a time and home for 4."
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Silver Swan replied to Silver Swan's discussion Why MDD doesn't help with relationships
"I never married and don't know how I can."
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Kristen Fay replied to Silver Swan's discussion Why MDD doesn't help with relationships
"Yeah, MD can mess with relationships by creating unrealistic expectations. Maybe that's why I've been divorced twice. :( "
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Kristen Fay replied to Drift-Away's discussion Advice on how to become more socially confident.
"The teen years are so hard — please be kind to yourself! You have decades ahead of you to work and learn social skills. Don't try to rush it. Social skills, like any other skill, take time and practice. My recommendation is to pick one…"
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Kristen Fay replied to Juliana Rose's discussion Weird withdrawls
"It's not weird to have withdrawal! Like Silver Swan, I've shared hotel rooms with people and having to clamp down on MDD in those circumstances is hard. When I was married, I had to constrain MDD to specific places, like the bathroom or my…"
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Silver Swan replied to Juliana Rose's discussion Weird withdrawls
"Yeah, most of my MDD happened in my home and bedroom. Whenever I am staying in unfamiliar places, especially around non-family, I realize that I've got to quit it. I stayed at a motel in New York City with a few college students. I was…"
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Silver Swan replied to Sarah's discussion Memory Problems
"I had MD since I was 12, and now I'm 32. As I got over the hill of 25, I started having bigger issues with listening, speaking and having a good memory. My day dreams were so thick, that I'd started to forgot my items, such as my wallet,…"
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Daydreamers welcome

Most children daydream. Most children have imaginary friends they play out creative scenarios with. Their fantasy world is a simple, joyful distraction from their outer lives. Eventually their outer lives take root, and they grow out of it. Their playful fantasies become unnecessary as they develop more fulfilling relationships. Their fantasy dream world fades into the past as nothing but a wonderful childhood memory. Usually they forget it ever existed.
For some of us............it doesn't, and the consequences can be drastic.

For the past 30 years I've been living in an alternate reality that has completely taken over my life. Instead of fading into the past, it became my reality. The outside world faded & faded, and I've been fighting to reclaim it. Long past the point of being a joyful fantasy, it's become an addiction that I have unlimited access to. I have no self control. I can only distract myself out of it. I'm like an alcoholic with an unlimited supply of booze everywhere I go. When I do it too much I feel sick & dazed, yet I can't stop. I've stepped out into traffic & almost gotten myself killed more times than I can count. I've gotten better & am struggling to find footing in the outside world. In the meantime, I want to reach out.

This condition has a name. It's called Maladaptive Daydreaming, also known as Compulsive Fantasizing. I spent years feeling alone and scared, like I was the only one on the planet that could possibly be going through this. I felt like a freak. I was completely ashamed and scared to death anyone would find out. It's time to end that. We're not freaks. Our brains work differently. Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers) lead unique and enriching lives. We have wondrous gifts and gut-wrenching struggles. For the good and the bad, this condition takes a lot of strength and energy to live with. I refuse to be ashamed, and I don't want anyone else to be either.

I know there are others out there who are experiencing a similar kind of condition. Hopefully they're not experiencing it to the extreme that I have. Either way, let's talk. Perhaps we can find some answers together.

This forum isn't just for Maladaptive Daydreamers (Compulsive Fantasizers). Many disorders do overlap. Feel free to discuss any that you like. Let's keep the dialog going.

One day, I hope we can all stand proud and learn to live the best of both worlds. Once we do, I'm sure we'll feel better off for having had this condition.


Advice on how to become more socially confident.

Started by Drift-Away. Last reply by Manar 3 hours ago. 5 Replies

Hey I'm a 16 year old girl and I've had maladaptive daydreaming since I was around 5 ish. In these last 1.5 years I've struggled with depression and anxiety but it's slowly getting better with the help of my therapist, and I sometimes struggle with…Continue

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Weird withdrawls

Started by Juliana Rose. Last reply by Manar 3 hours ago. 3 Replies

I just started college and I live on campus grounds. I'm already struggling with living somewhere else because my room was my comfort zone but I also realized how much my room made me feel comfortable with my MD. Most of my MD happened in my room…Continue

Why MDD doesn't help with relationships

Started by Silver Swan. Last reply by Filly 4 hours ago. 8 Replies

I definitely don't day dream like I used to as a kid. Adulthood strongly changed everything. As I was eventually taught to be more responsible, mindful and mature in my actions. Even when it comes to meeting people, because I spent so much time with…Continue

Memory Problems

Started by Sarah. Last reply by Silver Swan 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi I was just wondering if anyone else has memory problems? I've had md since i was 10 and im 17 now but recently ive started forgetting stuff that usually i remember easily and im starting to get worried. Is this connected to md? If not ill look…Continue


Started by Sabrina. Last reply by Juliana Rose 10 hours ago. 1 Reply

I would like to know how many of you who have Maladaptive Daydreaming also have perfectionism.  If you do or don't, please reply.  It seems like perfectionism is closely associated with MD.I have perfectionism and maladaptive daydreaming.Continue

Self- injuring while daydreaming

Started by Erica. Last reply by Silver Swan yesterday. 2 Replies

Does anyone else do this? When I get angry thinking about something I hit myself in the head.  I don't even realize I am going to do  it until I have done it. This just started several months ago. Continue

Australian Maladaptive Daydreaming Study - Participants wanted

Started by Rachael Haynes on Saturday. 0 Replies

Invitation to join the Australian Maladaptive Daydreaming study. If you are aged over 18 years old and are an Australian resident/citizen, please feel free to email me at rhaynes@csu.edu.au.  The study is being  carried out through Charles Sturt…Continue

Question about working in a team?

Started by Nadia. Last reply by Nadia on Friday. 1 Reply

Hey everyone,I have a general question about how everyone acts when working in a team, this question is partially inspired by the Belbin test which some of you (like myself) have done at the start of a new job for example. In my first Belbin test I…Continue

Has Mdd helped or hurt you more?

Started by Cole. Last reply by Silver Swan Aug 15. 5 Replies

When I was younger, daydreaming gave me an escape from an inescapable situation. But it also stunted the future in a lot of ways. Most importantly, it took away drive. As Thomas Edison once said "Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show…Continue


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    Out Of My Mind (article I wrote on MD)

    This is an article I wrote for my writing class about MD.  

    Out of My Mind…


    Created by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Nov 22, 2010 at 7:36pm. Last updated by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Nov 22, 2010.

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    Created by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Feb 20, 2010 at 11:14am. Last updated by Cordellia Amethyste Rose Feb 20, 2010.


    Do I have Maladaptive Dayreaming?

    Maladaptive Daydreaming is not an officially recognized condition yet. We’re still learning a lot about it. Here are some of the main symptoms that seem to be emerging:
    • You daydream more often than you think is normal.
    • You’ve built up a character(s) that’s an idealized version of yourself
    • You feel more empowered in your daydreams.
    • You’re starting to enjoy daydreaming better than the real world.
    • Daydreaming is starting to interfere with your day-to-day activities.
    • You might enact some movement, like pacing or moving your hands, (though not everyone does this).

    • Some people make facial expressions, talk, and/or act out their daydreams.  

    It's not all bad...

    Maladaptive Daydreamers have many gifts along with struggles.

    -extreme creativity
    -the ability to think through complex issues on our own
    -the ability to see issues from many perspectives (we can have intense dialogs in our own minds)
    -the ability to think quickly
    -strength. (It takes a lot of strength to live in two worlds at once.)
    -insightful and empathetic
    -loving (Even when no one's around, we still have people to love in our minds.)

    -extreme difficulty concentrating
    -sluggish. It's hard to be productive when you just want to daydream
    -clumsy and awkward
    -difficulty cultivating or maintaining relationships (This may not apply to everyone, but if your MD starts to progress, you may prefer daydreaming to real interactions)
    -difficulty completing tasks due to desire to constantly stop and daydreaming
    -difficulty reaching certain milestones because of constant desire to stop and daydream.

    What do I DO?

    Well, we're still figuring that out. Since this is so new it's kinda up to us to figure out how to deal with it. I encourage people to try anything they can & want to. If something works, please let us know, so others will benefit.
    -Identifying triggers
    Many people find that
    certain activities
    trigger them to start
    Identifying and
    limiting exposure to
    triggers is one way to
    Common triggers:
    music, tv, books,
    long walks or
    monotonous activity
    If you feel yourself
    starting to daydream,
    stop and change
    activities. Get up and
    do anything else and
    come back to it when
    you're feeling more
    -Getting out in the public
    A lot of times we just
    need to get out of our
    heads for awhile. Go
    out and talk to people.
    -Get up quickly and go to bed tired.
    Many daydream in the
    morning. To avoid
    this, make sure you get
    out of bed the instant
    you wake up.
    To avoid daydreaming
    at night, go to bed
    when you're extremely
    -Allow limited daydreaming
    Many of us really
    appreciate the comfort
    of our daydreams and
    don't want to give
    them up.
    Instead, allow
    yourself certain times
    to daydream, and
    force yourself to get
    up and stop when
    your time is up.
    -Find other things you love, and focus on them.
    Don't forget that we
    daydream because we
    love it. It may take
    time and energy to
    focus, but if we can
    make the external
    world more fun, then
    we won't need to
    daydream as much.


    Another common suggestion that people are saying works for them is meditation.  Some have said it helps them focus, even if it doesn't completely eliminate their MD.  Some have also said that Yoga and meditation help.



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